Visiting IBD Research Fellowship Program

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Visiting IBD Research Fellowship (VIRF) is a program designed to promote career advancement for talented junior investigators dedicated to IBD research, and to enable knowledge-sharing among leaders in the IBD field. The Foundation encourages outstanding young scientists and clinicians who would like to expand their expertise in IBD research to participate in this short-term research training, carried out in a cutting-edge, NIH-funded laboratory under the mentorship of a leader in IBD research. VIRF is supported through an independent educational program grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.


How to apply

Applications for the Fall 2019 cycle can be submitted during July 15 - September 15, 2019.

The application deadline was extended to October 15!

All applications should be submitted electronically via proposalCENTRAL.

Eligible applicants should hold a junior faculty or trainee (clinical or research fellow) position and be authorized to work in the United States. 

With a guidance from National Scientific Advisory Committee, The Foundation will select and support 3-5 most qualifying applicants to participate in the program. 

To learn more, download Visiting IBD Research Fellowship program guidelines . With any question related to this program please contact research manager, Dr. Nataly Shtraizent at [email protected]

VIRF awardees receive a free professional membership during their fellowship, a funded opportunity to addend the Crohn's & Colitis Congress, and access to the IBD Circle. To receive a free membership, or for more information, please call 646-943-7521.  Learn more about the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation professional membership program.